Here are my predictions for the WWE WrestleMania 2017 PPV. Check back for WrestleMania 33 results and review coverage here.
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WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match: John Cena (c) vs. Samoa Joe
Call it a hunch.
PREDICTION: Cena wins.
The Undertaker vs. AJ Styles
Whichever pairing doesn't happen for the WWE Championship, those two other people also have a match. For example, if the world title match is John Cena against The Undertaker, then AJ Styles and Samoa Joe face off. If John Cena and Samoa Joe face off, then The Undertaker will face AJ Styles.
PREDICTION: The Undertaker wins.
WWE Universal Championship Match: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Braun Strowman
I don't want to see this for the Universal title, but I think we're getting it. I would have been cool with these two feuding for the United States title (and with Strowman winning it) but I even would have preferred Strowman winning the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal instead. Pushing him to be fed to Roman Reigns is just an awful idea. Likewise, even if he were to win the title, I think he's not ready for it, and I'm a fan of both of these guys to varying extents! This just seems like WWE getting a little too excited about their preferred big guys and ignoring the Jericho/Owens feud that would have meant so much more. If Strowman wins the Royal Rumble, then they're clearly pushing him to the moon and for God knows what reason, they think putting him against Reigns is a good idea.
PREDICTION: I don't put it past WWE to have built Strowman up just to have Reigns beat him.
Triple H vs. Seth Rollins
This has been set up for the longest time going back to Kevin Owens winning the Universal Championship. They really didn't do much to keep the momentum going and hoped that it was good enough to just mention it once in a while, but people won't care as long as the end result is fine.
PREDICTION: Seth Rollins is victorious.
Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg
They will clearly clash and I sincerely hope they don't book this as the main event, as I can't imagine it being good enough to justify going on last.
PREDICTION: Brock Lesnar wins.
Raw Women's Championship Match
Just don't give me Charlotte. Please? No? You refuse to not have Charlotte in this? Well, screw you. This will probably be a Fatal 4-Way with Charlotte, Bayley, Sasha Banks and Nia Jax.
PREDICTION: Bayley wins.
4th Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
They've done three before and it seems like there's no stopping this from continuing, so it's more of a question of who will not have more important things to do rather than whether or not this match will take place. After SummerSlam, my go-to answer is Braun Strowman, but he might position himself in a bigger match before that, or lose a lot of steam, too.
Some people I assume will be included as they'll have nothing better to do: Apollo Crews, Big Cass, Bo Dallas, Breezango, Curt Hawkins, Curtis Axel, Darren Young, Enzo Amore, Heath Slater, Jack Swagger, James Ellsworth, Jinder Mahal, Kalisto, Kane, Mark Henry, Mojo Rawley, Rhyno, Rusev, Sami Zayn, Sin Cara, The Ascension, The Golden Truth, The Shining Stars, The Usos, The Vaudevillains and Titus O'Neil
PREDICTION: Out of the list above, I'd narrow it down to Rusev, Big Cass, James Ellsworth or Sami Zayn to be the winner.
Big Show vs. Shaquille O'Neal
They keep talking about this happening, and I think that it could be kind of interesting.
PREDICTION: Shaq obviously wins.
WWE United States Championship Match: Chris Jericho (c) vs. Kevin Owens
Unfortunately, I think Owens will be losing the Universal title to Roman Reigns and these two will be saddled with the lesser championship instead of what should have been booked in my opinion, which is them fighting for the Universal Championship. WWE will put this on the backburner and it will be one of the matches that should have headlined, but instead, it will just be a midcard match that doesn't get as much time as it deserves.
PREDICTION: Kevin Owens wins the title and Jericho takes a leave of absence for a few months to tour with Fozzy.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
More than any other match on this card, I would expect this to be on the pre-show. It could very well be a multi-man match, as they've done a cruiserweight open invitational in the past, or they can just keep it to Neville against TJ Perkins or something along those lines.
PREDICTION: Too early to call.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Dean Ambrose will be defending in a multi-man match that includes Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler. That could possibly be it—just those three—or maybe they'll add one more person to the mix just to make it a Fatal 4-Way, but I'm more confident in it just being the three of them. If they do add another person, it needs to be a babyface, so my guess is that spot will be given either to Sami Zayn as a crossover thing or they'll bump up Kalisto and take him out of the battle royal scenario.
PREDICTION: Baron Corbin wins the title.
The Miz (with Maryse) vs. Shane McMahon (with Daniel Bryan)
Since The Miz has been freed from his Intercontinental Championship obligations and his feud with Daniel Bryan and the brass on SmackDown continues, I think WWE will skirt the whole "Bryan can't wrestle" thing by having Shane McMahon stand up for him. Bryan will be in Shane's corner while Maryse will be in The Miz's corner. Bryan will do something to interfere and Shane will beat The Miz. Then, they'll trade him to Raw or something.
PREDICTION: Shane McMahon wins.
SmackDown Women's Championship Match: Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Nikki Bella
I don't have the slightest clue, so let's just go with the top two women.
PREDICTION: Too early to call.
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Cesaro and Sheamus will either be in the battle royal or they'll be in a tag title match. The same applies to Gallows and Anderson as well as The New Day. Plans change drastically if Kenny Omega comes into WWE, as then I could see it being a six-man tag with Omega, Anderson and Gallows against The New Day while Cesaro and Sheamus stick to the battle royal.
PREDICTION: Gallows and Anderson win if this even happens.
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
American Alpha will either be in the battle royal or they'll be in a tag title match. There's not much room to have every single title defended here, though, so I'd imagine they'll get cut and tossed into the battle royal.
PREDICTION: American Alpha wins, possibly, if this even happens.
The Wyatt Family Implodes
Far, far too many matches are listed here already, but as far as storylines go, there's a possibility if some of the above gets cut, that we see a triple threat match between Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton and Luke Harper. If not, they'll just be in the tag title hunt for SmackDown or in the battle royal.
PREDICTION: Randy Orton wins a triple threat, but if the match changes to anything else, that's up in the air.
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